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Textbook of Field Crops (English)

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ISBN: 9788120350564    Publisher: PHI Learning Year of publishing: 2014     No of Pages: 580        Language: English
The book is divided into two parts, kharif crops and rabi crops, covering as many as 48 crops. It contains the latest, authoritative and readily usable information about the cultivation techniques, varieties,...Read more
The book is divided into two parts, kharif crops and rabi crops, covering as many as 48 crops. It contains the latest, authoritative and readily usable information about the cultivation techniques, varieties, nutrient/water/weed management along with specific climatic/soil requirements of all the crops. It is essentially a teaching and study material as it is written conforming to ICAR syllabus, strictly considering the limitations of the students and the teachers. Information on each crop is chosen in such a way that it is readily understandable by the undergraduate students and can be explained by the teachers in 22 weeks of a semester. Unnecessary detailing and research information has been avoided. Photographic illustrations of the crops are given to enable the students to understand the morphology of the crop clearly. Related terms, concepts or recent advancements in each crop are highlighted in the box. For a group of related crops, model questions are also given to visualise the probable questions on each crop. An attempt has been made to include the latest statistics from FAO and other global and Indian sources. Points to remember given at the end of each chapter enable the students to have a quick recap of the topic before examination. Further, many general topics, related to field crops, have been covered in eight separate brief chapters, to ensure that the students understand crop-related topics. Table of Contents: Preface • Acknowledgements How to Use this Book? Kharif Crops (For Course: Field Crop I) Part 1: Kharif Cereals 1. Rice ( Oryza sativa L.) 2. Maize ( Zea mays L.) Part 2: Kharif Millets 3. Sorghum ( Sorghum bicolor L.) 4. Bajra ( Pennisetum typhoides L.) 5. Finger Millet ( Elusine coracona Gaertn) 6. Barnyard Millet ( Echinochloa frumentaceae L.) 7. Foxtail Millet ( Setaria italica L.) 8. Proso Millet ( Panicum miliaceum L.) 9. Kodo Millet ( Paspalum scrobiculatum L.) 10. Little Millet ( Panicum sumatrense L.) Part 3: Kharif Pulses 11. Pigeon Pea ( Cajanus cajan L.) 12. Green Gram ( Vigna radiata L.) 13. Black Gram ( Vigna mungo )(L.) (Hepper) 14. Cowpea ( Vigna unguiculata L.) Part 4: Kharif Oilseed Crops 15. Groundnut ( Arachis hypogaea L.) 16. Sesamum ( Sesamum indicum L.) 17. Soybean ( Glycine max L.) 18. Castor ( Ricinus communis L.) Part 5: Kharif Fibre Crops 19. Cotton ( Gossypium sp. L.) 20. Jute ( Corchorus spp. ) 21. Sunn Hemp ( Crotalaria juncea L.) 22. Mesta ( Hibiscus cannabinus / subdariffa ) Part 6: Kharif Fodder Crop 23. Cluster Bean-Guar ( Cyamopsis tetragonaloba L.) 24. Napier Grass ( Pennisetum purpureum Schum) Rabi Crops (For Course: Field Crops II) Part 7: Rabi Cereals 25. Wheat ( Triticum aestivum L.) 26. Barley ( Hordeum vulgare L.) 27. Oat ( Avena sativa L.) Part 8: Rabi Pulses 28. Chick Pea ( Cicer arietinum L.) 29. Lentil ( Lens culinaris M.) 30. Pea ( Pisum sativum L.) 31. Moth Bean ( Vigna aconitifolia ) 32. Field Bean ( Dolichos lablab L.) 33. French Bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Part 9: Rabi Oilseed Crops 34. Rapeseed & Mustard ( Brassica spp. ) 35. Sunflower ( Helianthus annuus L.) 36. Safflower ( Carthamus tinctorius ) 37. Linseed ( Linum usitatissimum L.) Part 10: Sugar Crops 38. Sugarcane ( Saccharum Officinarum L.) 39. Sugar Beet ( Beta vulgaris L.) Part 11: Medicinal and Aromatic Crops 40. Cymbopogon Genus 41. Citronella ( Cymbopogon winteratus ) 42. Isabgol ( Plantago ovata and Plantago psyllium ) 43. Lemon Grass ( Cymbopogon citratus and Cymbopogon flexuosus L.) 44. Mentha (Mint) ( Mentha spp. ) 45. Palmarosa ( Cymbopogon martini ) Part 12: Rabi Commercial Crops 46. Potato ( Solanum tuberosum L.) 47. Tobacco ( Nicotiana tabacum L.) Part 13: Rabi Fodder Crops 48. Berseem ( Trifolium alexandrium L.) 49. Lucerne ( Medicago sativa L.) Part 14: Miscellaneous Information on Field Crops 50. Institutes/Organisations Related to Crop Research 51. Global Food Production Scenario 52. Food Grain Production in India 53. Importance of Pulses in India 54. Oilseeds Chemistry & Health Issues 55. Oilseed Production and Oil Availability Scenario in India and the World 56. Fodder Scenario In India 57. Production Constraints in Field Crops 58. Post-Harvest Processing of Food Crops 59. Biological Nitrogen Fixation 60. List of Crops, Their Scientific Names and Their Families Index
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About the author: Mukund Joshi
Mukund Joshi is Associate Professor of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. He has more than two decades of experience... Read more
Mukund Joshi is Associate Professor of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. He has more than two decades of experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students of Agronomy. Besides, he has fifteen years of research experience on various crops and has authored five books.
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